alvypeters
Al Peters
alvypeters
Aug 26
25

Not to toot my own horn but what do you call it when someone organizes the carts in the cart corral? Or returns a cart to the store that’s sitting in the parking lot because I’m, I mean they, are on their way in anyway so what’s the big deal? (I don’t do that right now because of Covid but is walking a loose cart to Read more

Aug 19
2

They JUST got the Christopher Guest mockumentaries! Why are they leaving so quickly???

Jun 28
4

Honestly, the worst offenders on Disney+ in my opinion are their animated series, almost all of them are listed in their “syndication airing order” rather than the actual, chronological story order (and for some that makes a fair bit of difference). Disney has the chance of actually showing all episodes in their Read more

May 22
6

In grad school I remember reading an article that was presented as a book review of Don Quixote, but not the Don Quixote of Miguel de Cervantes, the Don Quixote of a modern author who literally (in this fictional exercise) rewrote it word for word. It was then analyzed in the modern day context and contrasted with the Read more

May 15
19

I know it’s not perfect, but I still think Michael Pollan’s “Eat real food, not too much, and mostly plants,” is about as good as it gets for simple dietary advice, particularly for people currently eating a typical American diet.

May 12
104

You know what I like about AllRecipe - it gives you the recipe. I don’t have to scroll for 3 days past a novella about how the recipe changed your families life, made you the hero of every social function ever, and retroactively won World War I. Just give me the bloody recipe (or give it first, then write your magnum Read more

May 12
2

The reason I love the untrendy anonymous sites is that they are masters of SEO. Read more

Apr 20
82

The article is more than a little tone deaf. 

The article is more than a little tone deaf. 

Apr 20
86

Yah, if you can splurge on bullshit with your stimulus check, then you prolly have enough money to splurge on bullshit even if you don’t get it. Read more

Yah, if you can splurge on bullshit with your stimulus check, then you prolly have enough money to splurge on

Apr 20
137

I’m hanging onto mine for dear life. Nobody knows how long this will go for. There’s talks of recurring stimulus payments, but I gotta plan for the worst. Even if they come through, I’ll be hanging onto those as well and only spending what I have to on food, rent and utilities. That being said, I’m in a pretty sweet Read more

I’m hanging onto mine for dear life. Nobody knows how long this will go for. There’s talks of recurring stimulus

Apr 20
86

Basic living expenses, which it will barely make a tiny dent. 

Basic living expenses, which it will barely make a tiny dent. 

Feb 19
21

I don’t want my coworkers to panic if they can’t get ahold of me, the obvious lynchpin of Lifehacker

You are the obvious lynchpin to me, Claire.

Feb 12
5

To anyone who believes there’s never a good reason to cut a member of your family out of your life, there are good reasons and I’m very glad you’ve never encountered one or more of them. Read more

Feb 12
12

My relationship with my parents was always strained, but it really deteriorated when I became a parent myself. Before, I could make excuses for them: they had lousy childhoods themselves, they had to leave their home country because of war, etc. but now I know there are no excuses for treating a child the way they Read more

Feb 12
9

Im working on this right now. Im trying to cut my mother out after years of her substance abuse and putting her mental health on my shoulders. Its extremely difficult. Read more

Feb 12
9

Thanks for a well reasoned article on this. Really, this is a good primer. Read more

Feb 12
13

This is very good advice. My family wasn’t perfect, but we managed to figure it out. One side of my Wife’s family has been nothing but toxic for her pretty much her whole life.
When we first met we were in our early 20s and in a phase of life where lots of people are trying to be more independent of their families. Read more

Feb 12
6

My mother committed the worst mistake of divorcing parents: she threw my sister and me out of the house for visiting my father. My sister never saw her again. I saw her a few times but walked out on her when she started to air her hostility to my dad. Read more